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DJI Inspire 3
8K camera drone for professional filmmakers
The DJI Inspire 3 is a powerful all-in-one 8K camera drone engineered for professional-level filmmakers and designed to meet the needs of top-class film and TV productions.
It offers key upgrades on the DJI Inspire 2, setting a new standard for drone aerial filmmaking.
Capture breathtaking and dramatic content with the X9-8K Air camera, which features dual native ISO, 14+ stops of dynamic range, and supports up to 8K/75fps RAW video with the Apple ProRes licence key.
Compatible with a powerful ecosystem of lenses, including the new DL 18 mm F2.8 ASPH full-frame lens, the DJI Inspire 3 empowers versatile filmmaking.
Robust technology enhances flight safety: RTK positioning increases flight stability, omnidirectional sensing system detects objects in all directions, and the ultra-wide night-vision FPV camera increases situational awareness.
Control the drone with the DJI RC Plus smart controller, with a large high-bright screen, and utilise the DJI Inspire 3’s cinema-grade O3 Pro video transmission system and upgraded dual control experience.
The DJI Inspire 3 is compatible with the DJI PRO ecosystem, providing streamlined and cohesive workflows between ground and aerial filmmaking.
DJI Inspire 3 Key Features
Upgraded functionality for the DJI Inspire 3
- Full-frame 8K imaging system: Introducing the X9-8K Air, including dual native ISO and 14+ stops of dynamic range.
- DJI’s latest image processing system, CineCore 3.0, supports internal recording of up to 8K/25fps CinemaDNG video and 8K/75fps Apple ProRes RAW video. Licence key sold separately.
- DL Lens Compatibility: New DL18mm, plus 24mm, 35mm, and 50mm. New telephoto lens launching soon.
- Built-in ultra-wide night-vision FPV camera allows pilots to observe their surroundings, vividly and clearly.
- Advanced flight modes specially designed for aerial cinematography: Waypoint Pro, Repeatable Routes, and 3D Dolly.
- Upgraded Spotlight Pro: Enhanced automated subject recognition and locking for people, vehicles, and boats.
- RTK positioning technology for increased flight stability and more accurate flight planning.
- Upgraded dual control experience, enabling pilot and gimbal operator to be located at different positions on set.
- Compatible with DJI RC Plus smart controller: Built-in 7-inch 1,200-nit screen.
- New DJI Pilot 2 app adds cinema-grade monitoring interface.
- Cinema-grade O3 Pro video transmission and control: Up to 8km (CE) in single controller mode and up to 6.4km (CE) in dual controller mode.
- Omnidirectional sensing system and new fisheye camera added to each of the four landing arms.
- Up to 28 minutes of flight time and hot-swappable capabilities.
- DJI PROSSD 1TB, supports maximum read speed of 900Mbps
- New trolley case makes transitions and transportation effortless.
- Compatible with DJI PRO ecosystem.
Inspire Aerial Cinematography
Explore our video gallery today and discover the endless possibilities for creating your own captivating content with the DJI Inspire range.
With its high altitude propellers and professional-grade gimbal camera and lenses, the DJI Inspire range allows you to capture awe-inspiring footage that will take your breath away.
Inspired PursuitClaudio Miranda & DJI Watch the short film Inspired Pursuit by Claudio Miranda shot on the DJI Inspire 3. This short film was created to showcase the Inspire 3 by Claudio Miranda in partnership with DJI.
Before Sunrise - Winter in the Alps
Before Sunrise - Winter in the AlpsChris Boyles - 5kdigitalfilm / Peter Roesner - aerial-footage.com The Alps, meters of snow and the early morning light. Dual operator control with Peter piloting and Chris operating the camera. Shot on location in Tirol, Austria, on some cold mountainsides and in some of the most unbelievably hostile conditions. Available to licence at aerial-footage.com
Dances without Wolves
Dances without WolvesChris Boyles - 5kdigitalfilm / Peter Roesner - aerial-footage.com This short film follows 2 dancers on a epic journey high into the Austrian Alps. The Two Vienna State Opera Dancers then culminate in a spectacular dance routine in the setting sun. Aerial footage shot for Ro Bergman for his Single "Animal"
Pivotal Short Showreel
Pivotal Short ShowreelPhil Crothers - Pivotal Film Take a glimpse into the world of professional videography with Pivotal Film's Short Showreel, featuring stunning footage captured using the DJI Inspire drone. From cinematic landscapes to intricate close-ups, witness the limitless possibilities that the Inspire drone can offer to your creative vision.
Film & TV Showreel 2020
Film & TV Showreel 2020Experience the limitless potential of the DJI Inspire drone with our film and TV showreel from Richard Elliot Aerial Filming, showcasing stunning aerial footage that brings your creative vision to life. Elevate your filmmaking game and capture breathtaking visuals with this state-of-the-art drone.
DJI Inspire 3
The Ultimate Aerial Cinematography Drone
The DJI Inspire 3 has a fluid new design, built with aerodynamics in mind to reduce air resistance.
Powerful manoeuvrability is at the very heart of the DJI Inspire 3, delivering responsive, accurate control, with a top speed of 58mph and a flight time of up to 28 minutes.
The maximum dive speed has increased from the 9 m/s of Inspire 2 to 10 m/s, while vertical ascend/descend speed has increased from 6 m/s and 4 m/s to 8 m/s.
The drone’s all-new design supports 360° Pan and Tilt Boost structures. When the landing gear is lowered, the gimbal supports obstruction-free 80° upward-angle shooting, enabling cinematographers to capture strikingly innovative shots.
The included DJI PROSSD 1TB supports a maximum read speed of 900Mbps and the footage can be read on a computer directly through the provided USB-C to USB-C cable without the need for a card reader.
DJI Inspire 3 Camera
Full-frame X9-8K Gimbal CameraThe DJI Inspire 3 is engineered for cinematic filmmaking. At the centre of this is its full-frame 8K imaging system.
The X9-8K Air camera is DJI’s lightest-ever full-frame three-axis gimbal camera. Custom-built for the Inspire 3, is it designed to take drone cinematography to the next level.
- CineCore 3.0: DJI’s latest image processing system, CineCore 3.0, supports internal recording of up to 8K/25fps CinemaDNG video and 8K/75fps Apple ProRes RAW video. The licence keys are available separately.
- 8K: Gorgeous 8K footage produces ultra-high-res content that delivers stunning clarity and retains true-to-life texturing. RAW brings X9-8K Air's sensor fully into play, providing abundant space for visual effects and colour grading.
- S&Q Mode: In S&Q mode, X9-8K Air supports internal recording of up to full-frame 4K/120fps ProRes RAW video without cropping, providing more creative editing options.
- Dual Native ISO: Capture content on par with professional ground-based cinema cameras. At full-frame 30fps and below, the X9-8K Air camera offers EI 800/4000, supporting the 24fps commonly seen in film productions and the 25fps used in commercial and television productions. At above 30fps, EI 320/1600 is available.
- 14+ Stops Of Dynamic Range: X9-8K Air covers 14+ stops of dynamic range, which captures rich highlight and shadow details in complex lighting scenarios, and brings more possibilities for post-editing.
- DJI Cinema Colour System: Retain authentic colours that redefine the look of aerial cinematography. This sophisticated colour system ensures effortless colour matching between X9-8K Air and ground-based cinema cameras such as DJI Ronin 4D, delivering consistent colour style from air to ground.
- Multi-Camera Timecode Sync: Use the 3.5mm port on the aircraft to sync between equipment in the air and the ground, streamlining the editing process from multiple cameras.
X9-8K Air Lenses
Multiple options for versatile video capture
The DJI Inspire 3 lens ecosystem has been custom-made for aerial cinematography.
The X9-8K Air is compatible with the new DL 18mm F2.8 ASPH full-frame lens, which delivers rich details and true-to-life colours.
It features a full-frame DFOV of 100°: Particularly useful for capturing larger subjects like mountains and architecture. And when closing in on a subject, the ultra-wide angle can introduce added visual tension.
The X9-8K Air is also compatible with the previous full-frame lens selections of DL 24/35/50 mm F2.8, while a new telephoto lens will be released later.
The lens housings are constructed of lightweight, monocoque carbon fibre. The lightest lens weighs just 178g, meeting Inspire 3's requirement for ultra-high manoeuvrability.
Advanced Cinematography Modes
Waypoint Pro enables flight-route and shot planning with a wide range of customised settings, delivering an innovative automated shooting experience.
The drone automatically flies on the same route and maintains all pre-set parameters such as altitude, speed, gimbal angle, and camera settings.
Repeating the same flight mission allows cinematographers to effortlessly perform difficult one-takes, or to fly at different times in the same place to easily create long-duration timelapses that capture transitions such as day to night or season to season.
3D Dolly can simulate a crane, cablecam, or dolly on film sets while going far beyond the limitations of those devices.
After planning a flight route, the cinematographer can manually control the aircraft to move along the route back and forth while adjusting parameters such as speed, gimbal angle, and more according to the needs of the shot.
This makes complicated cinema-grade camera movements easier and more efficient and can deliver improved visual effects.
Upgraded from Inspire 2, Spotlight Pro further enables solo creators with more shot possibilities.
Based on powerful machine-learning algorithms, Inspire 3 supports automated subject recognition and locking for people, vehicles, and boats with greater accuracy than its predecessor.
Spotlight Pro Follow Mode
The drone and gimbal camera orient toward the same direction and remain locked on the subject so that the pilot can get circling shots without manual framing adjustments.
Spotlight Pro Free Mode
In Free mode, thanks to the 360° gimbal pan of Inspire 3, the gimbal camera can stay locked on a subject, while a solo pilot uses the FPV camera to check their surroundings and control the flight route more responsively to achieve complex camera movements more easily.
High-Mobility Precision Flight System
Benefit from centimetre-level RTK positioning
DJI Inspire 3 integrates high-precision RTK positioning technology used in industries such as architecture and surveying to deliver centimetre-level accuracy.
This makes flying more stable and increases the accuracy of flight-route planning.
RTK antennas are built into the airframe, enabling three types of GNSS (GPS, BeiDou, and Galileo) and delivering dual-frequency positioning down to the centimetre level.
Activate an RTK network or set up a DJI D-RTK 2 Mobile Station (sold separately) to achieve highly-accurate positioning without mounting any additional modules.
The Inspire 3 also has dual-antenna orientation, providing powerful anti-magnetic interference capability to further improve flight accuracy and safety.
Advanced Safety Systems
Upgraded Flight Safety Features
Inspire 3 is equipped with nine sensors, which enable a robust omnidirectional sensing system that can detect obstacles in all directions and provide comprehensive protection for flying.
Fisheye Camera: For the first time, a fisheye camera has been added to each of the four landing arms. This design helps to avoid obstruction from the airframe when the landing gear is raised and allows for horizontal obstacle sensing when the landing gear is lowered.
Customisable Obstacle Sensing: Horizontal, upward, and downward obstacle sensing can be enabled or disabled independently, and an obstacle alert range can be manually set to suit different scenarios.
Ultra-Wide Night-Vision FPV Camera: Inspire 3 is equipped with a new 1/1.8-inch-sensor FPV camera with a 3μm pixel size, an ultra-wide DFOV of 161° (double the size of the Inspire 2) and the ability to transmit live feeds at up to 1080p/60fps. It enables pilots to observe their surroundings vividly and clearly, even at night, and ensure greater levels of flight safety.
DJI Inspire 3 Controller
DJI RC Plus Smart Controller
The DJI Inspire 3 is compatible with the DJI RC Plus (Inspire 3) smart controller: A professional-level RC which has a built-in 7-inch, 1,200-nit high-bright screen to provide an extraordinary outdoor monitoring experience.
It also features:
- HDMI output, along with several buttons and dials on the front, back, and top, which enable fast and intuitive operation.
- Button functions can be customised to fit users' habits and deliver a more smooth operating experience.
- Built-in battery of RC Plus provides an operating time of approximately 3.3 hours, and extends to 6 hours with an external WB37 battery (available separately).
- Battery hot-swapping capability to improve creative efficiency.
On top of the classic flight control interface, the new DJI Pilot 2 app for Inspire adds a cinema-grade monitoring interface, providing insights on camera exposure, video specifications, focal length, and gimbal angle.
Professional accessories such as a strap and waist support are included for more comfortable and efficient long-duration use.
O3 Pro Video Transmission
Enhanced levels of latency and stability
Benefit from O3 Pro - DJI’s latest cinema-grade video transmission system.
This enables a maximum transmission distance of 8 km (CE) in single control mode and 6.4 km (CE) in dual-control mode.
Both the gimbal camera and FPV camera support 1080p/60fps live feeds and an ultra-low latency of 90 ms.
Compared to the Lightbridge video transmission system of Inspire 2, O3 Pro has taken a generational leap in transmission distance, latency, and overall stability.
For the first time, 4K/30fps live feeds are also supported with a max 5km transmission distance to meet the needs of UHD monitoring and livestreaming on set.
Independent Links for Dual Control
Upgraded dual-control experience
The DJI Inspire 3 offers an upgraded dual-control experience compared to the previous Inspire.
Two remote controllers can receive live feeds and control the drone independently, so the pilot and gimbal operator can be at different positions on set. This breaks Inspire 2's limitations of binding the primary and secondary control links.
If the pilot loses aircraft signal, the gimbal operator is now able to take control of the aircraft to safely return to home or land directly.
DJI Inspire 3 Battery And Charging
Capture more during each flight
DJI Inspire 3 is engineered to provide efficient full-scenario operation, thanks to its new dual-battery system, hot-swappable capabilities, and new battery charging hub.
Dual-Battery System: New TB51 dual-battery system provides optimised reliability and performance. TB51 batteries are smaller, lighter, more streamlined, and higher voltage compared to the DJI Inspire 2’s TB50 batteries.
Flight Time: Maximum flight time of 28 minutes, while hot-swapping functionality, with a redesigned battery release, allows effortless continuous operation.
Rugged Operation: If the temperature of the battery goes lower than 18°C (64° F), the battery will trigger an auto-heating function, maintaining adequate flight performance even in locations with temperatures as low as -20°C (-4° F).
New Battery Charging Hub: The foldable battery charging hub can accommodate eight batteries. In Fast mode, it can charge two batteries to 90% in just 35 minutes and eight batteries to 100% in only 160 minutes. The included 65W USB-C port can also be used to charge an RC Plus.
Inspire 3 Trolley Case
Portable and transportable hard case
The newly-designed trolley case is equipped with an extendable handle, two side handles, and four 360-degree-movement wheels, making transitions and transportation effortless.
Two numbered locks are equipped for added safety.
The well-designed trolley case can store one aircraft, one X9-8K Air gimbal camera, two RC Plus remote controllers, four lenses, 12 batteries, two battery charging hubs, three sets of propellers, and other items.
New foldable quick-release propellers are easy to store and don’t require re-installation before each flight.
DJI Inspire 3 vs DJI Inspire 2
How the Inspire 3 compares to the Inspire 2
The DJI Inspire 3 features a sleek and integrated design, a high-mobility flight system, a full-frame 8K imaging system, O3 Pro video transmission and control system, and efficient full-scenario operation.
Compared with DJI Inspire 2, the image quality and operation efficiency of Inspire 3 is significantly improved. This delivers greater creative freedom and an enhanced aerial cinematography experience.
For a full comparison, click the button below to read our in-depth comparison blog.
DJI Inspire 3 vs DJI Inspire 2 Accessory Compatibility
This table shows the compatibility of accessories, cameras and lenses for the DJI Inspire 3 and DJI Inspire 2.
|Accessory||Inspire 3||Inspire 2|
|TB51 Intelligent Battery||✔||X|
|Inspire 2 PART17 TB50 Intelligent Flight Battery||X||✔|
|Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers (Pair)||✔||X|
|Inspire 3 Foldable Quick-Release Propellers for High Altitude (Pair)||✔||X|
|RC Plus Strap and Waist Support Kit||✔||X|
|RC Plus Height Adjustable Control Sticks||✔||X|
|TB51 Intelligent Battery Hub||✔||X|
|DJI RC Plus (Inspire 3)||✔||X|
|DL 18mm F2.8 ASPH Lens||✔||X|
|Zenmuse X5S Part 1 Gimbal and Camera(Lens Excluded)||X||✔|
|Zenmuse X7(Lens Excluded)(RH)||X||✔|
|Zenmuse X7 PART1 DJI DL-S 16mm F2.8 ND ASPH||X||✔|
|Zenmuse X7 PART2 DJI DL 24mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens||✔||✔|
|Zenmuse X7 PART3 DJI DL 35mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens||✔||✔|
|Zenmuse X7 PART4 DJI DL 50mm F2.8 LS ASPH Lens||✔||✔|
|Zenmuse X7 Part16 DJI DL/DL-S Lens Filter Set (DLX series)||✔||✔|
|WB37 Intelligent Battery||✔||✔|
|DJI WB37 Battery Charging Hub (USB-C)||✔||✔|
|DJI Battery Safe Bag (Large Size)||✔||✔|
|DJI Battery Safe Bag (Small Size)||✔||✔|
|DJI PROSSD 1TB||✔||X|
|Inspire 2 CINESSD||X||✔|
DJI PRO Ecosystem
Compatible with the DJI PRO Ecosystem to take content creation further
DJI High-Bright Remote Monitor
The remote monitor can pair directly with Inspire 3 to receive live feeds, and can even control gimbal and focus when the Ronin 4D Hand Grips are attached.
The HDMI and SDI ports on the remote monitor can also output live feeds to other monitoring devices.
Please note that the High-Bright Remote Monitor and the Ronin 4D Hand Grips are sold separately.
The HDMI and SDI ports are located on the DJI Remote Monitor Expansion Plate, which is sold separately.
DJI Three-Channel Follow Focus
The DJI Three-Channel Follow Focus can transmit control signals to Inspire 3 via the O3 Pro transmission system (this requires a DJI High-Bright Remote Monitor to act as an intermediary device).
With Three-Channel Follow Focus, the focus puller can achieve accurate remote focus control and stepless aperture adjustments to deliver an integrated wireless monitoring and control experience.
Please note that the DJI Three-Channel Follow Focus is available separately.
*When DJI Three-Channel Follow Focus is used with two DJI RC Plus remote controllers, the intermediary DJI High-Bright Remote Monitor must connect to the gimbal operator's RC Plus via HDMI and USB A-C cables. This enables piloting, gimbal control, and focus control to be done independently by the designated personnel.
DJI Master Wheels
When a DJI High-Bright Remote Monitor is paired as the second controller (as the intermediary to the PRO ecosystem), Inspire 3's gimbal can be controlled using DJI Master Wheels. In this way, it can provide a gimbal control experience on par with Ronin 2 to meet the operating habits of cinematographers.
Please note that DJI Master Wheels is available separately.
With DJI Transmission, the DJI Inspire 3 supports expanded monitoring on set. Connect an RC Plus to a DJI Video Transmitter with Broadcast mode enabled (transmission performance differs in Broadcast mode). Then, live feeds can be transmitted to an unlimited number of remote monitors, further improving coordination efficiency.
Please note that DJI Transmission is available separately.